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May Flower

Spiraea x vanhouttei

Spiraea vanhouttei 01 by Kor!An (Андрей Корзун) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

5a

USDA zone

-29°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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May Flower Overview

Spiraea is a genus of about 80 to 100 species of deciduous shrubs. They make wonderful hedges with the reward of snow white (or pink) flowers.

Common problems with May Flower

Generally problem free

    May Flower Companion Plants

    Combine with other flowering shrubs or plant on mass.

    How to harvest May Flower

    Flowering branches can be harvested for the vase, but the flowers are not long lasting and the petals fall like confettiaround the arrangement.

    How to propagate May Flower

    Cuttings

    Take green-wood cuttings in summer.

    Division

    Divide suckering species in spring or autumn.

    Special features of May Flower

    Attracts useful insects

    Attracts bees

    Hedge plant

    Makes a beautiful hedge plant.

    Other uses of May Flower

    Medicinal

    Some species have been used in traditional healing in the form of teas.

    Ornamental

    Many species of Spiraea are used as ornamental plants in temperate climates, particularly for their showy clusters of dense flowers. Some species bloom in the spring, others in midsummer.